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Hale to the Kale

 Just in case you still have difficulty drinking kale, this smoothie may finally make you a convert.  With avocado for creaminess and pear for sweetness, the kale’s slightly bitter taste flavor completely disappears.  The many benefits remain, however.  There are minerals, vitamins A, C, and K, plus forty-five different antioxidants to help your body fight… Read more

Two Big Reasons to Consider a Detox or Cleanse.

I’m relatively new to the practice of seasonal detoxing or cleansing.  (The terms are interchangeable.) I experienced my first one for 7 days a few years ago and had such favorable results that I studied up on the subject, and now offer one four times a year as part of my health coaching programs. Read… Read more

Tired All the Time? 5 Things That Sabotage Your Energy

Do you constantly feel exhausted and drained?  Do you wake up tired, struggle through the day, and count the hours until you can crawl into bed at night? I know the feeling VERY well. I struggled with fatigue for years and it was HARD! I lacked focus with my work and the energy to fully… Read more

Little Italy Salad

This rich and aromatic salad makes a hearty side dish you can also serve on a bed of greens and drizzle with Italian Dressing. Marinated portobello mushrooms and sun-dried tomatoes lend a meaty flavor. The tomatoes and black olives also give a nice color contrast. ½ cup dry-packed sun-dried tomatoes (golden if available) 1 large… Read more

Mushrooms and Their Many Healing Abilities

I’m not going to lie. For most of my life I didn’t want anything to do with mushrooms. I didn’t like their taste, their texture, their color – anything. Then, I’m not even sure when, I began to try them, perhaps all pretty and stuffed at a cocktail party or something, and then began to like them…. Read more

Here Come the Holidays!  5 Tips for Enjoyment with No Weight Gain

It’s a fact that Americans gain about one to two pounds during the holidays.  This may not sound dramatic, but according to the research it adds up over the years. Still, there are ways to avoid holiday weight gain.  Consider these 5 tips Tip #1:  Don’t Skip Meals If you are “saving” your appetite for… Read more

Broccoli Raisin Salad

Proof that dinner doesn’t have to be complicated to be a success. 1 large crown of broccoli, cut into small pieces 1 tsp sea salt 1 Tbs olive oil 3 carrots, coarsely grated 1 red onion, finely diced 1 tomato, chopped 5 sundried tomatoes, cut into small pieces 1 apple, cubed ¼ cup raisins ¼… Read more

Dietary Fiber – A Must in a Healthy Diet

An opening line from almost any nutritionist includes some concern for us to get plenty ot the macronutrients: protein, carbohydrate, fat, and oh, yes, fiber. It seems to me that most discussions about healthy eating spend more time weighing and balancing the first three groups, with little emphasis on fiber.  Still, fiber is a vitally… Read more

Persimmon Spinach Smoothie

If you’ve never had a persimmon, this beautiful smoothie is a wonderful introduction.  The recipe calls for Fuyu persimmons, the flatter ones that look like orange tomatoes, rather than the pointed ones.  Choose Fuyu persimmons that are soft to the touch and ripe, rather than too firm, and go for the richest orange color. 1 banana… Read more